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ONLINE LESSONS AND DESIGN CONSULTATIONS!!
I am now offering one on one skype/google hangout lessons and design consults.  Want a quick refresher on corespinning? You’d like some direction with your tailspinning?  Want to talk out a new technique or figure out the way to “spin this”?  Need to flush out a design concept?  Time is booked in 30 minute blocks.
$15 per 30 minutes
– add as many sessions to your cart as time you’d like to book.  Email jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com to book your session.
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Private Lessons! Spinning! Dyeing! Weaving! Fiber Prep!

If you are in the NC area and want to get wild in my studio send me an email and we can set something up! Private lessons are $50 for 2 hours ($20 per hour there after)- OR spend an entire day (10-4) for $125! I have looms, drum carders, spinning wheels, dyepots and dye!! I have fiber  and more fiber!!  We can work on carding.. spinning.. dyeing.. anything you can think of! Dive into my fiber studio and see what happens!!  (materials are extra, and charged by the oz)
email jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com or use the contact form to schedule something.

Esther Rodgers (Jazzturtle) offers a number of full day workshops and short classes!
Mix and Match workshops  to create a program that works for you! email jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com for my current workshop list.

Please see the bottom of the page for workshop supplies needed, workshops near you, how to register and other important info!!

Interested in HOSTING a workshop?
Email me to find out about putting together a workshop in your area!! Most traveling workshops need a minimum of 10-12 people to make it happen. Hosts get to take the workshop for free in exchange for some organizing. If there’s enough interest, I’ll go anywhere!! I will also teach the short classes at festivals and guilds!  Workshop descriptions are below.

email jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com or use the contact form to set up a workshop or have me come to a festival or teach at your guild in your area!
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2016 Workshops

April 21-24, PlyAway Retreat
Kansas City MO

WildFiber Preparation; Friday all day
Wild Carding;
Sat am, Sun pm
Wild Combing; Sat pm, Sun am

April 30- Picasso’s Moon
200 S Washington Blvd, Suite 11; Sarasota FLA
10-4:30
Expressive Yarn Design (Art Yarn 201)
Text Deb Lambert at (941)932-0103 or email lambert924@aol.com for a paypal invoice to secure your spot.  Materials list and lunch options will be emailed upon registration.
FRIDAY APRIL 29 a limited number of private lessons are available. Time is booked by the hour with an hour minimum. $50 an hour, text/email Deb Lambert to reserve your time.

May 21- PluckyFluff Studio
Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville CA
10-4:30
Expressive Yarn Design (Art Yarn 201)
$135
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Carnitas Lunch and materials for the games and supplemental materials for the inspiration yarn provided (If you would like to bring your own lunch, please let me know and you’ll receive a $10 refund)
Materials list and lunch choices will be provided upon registration

June 17-19; Palouse Fiber Arts Festival
Moscow Idaho
Sat- Colorplay, Fractal Explosions
Sunday- Creative Spinning (corespinning or wildplying), Expressive Weaving
**Exact schedule coming soon**

July 24-29; John C Campbell Folk School
Brasstown NC

Creative Spinning and Art Yarn- the Journey from Prep to Ply
Take the journey through creating different textured, creative yarns. Begin by dyeing and blending a variety of fibers, using various fiber tools, to create multiple kinds of color progressions over different preparations. Creative spinning then begins, with techniques creating texture, and also a functional yarn-Corespinning, wild plying (beehives, halos, twists, layered) , different physical add in’s (sequins, feathers, etc) and lockspinning. We’ll finish the workshop by pulling everything together, starting with an inspiration and working through the design process to creating a finished yarn.
Registration opens soon

August-17-21, Michigan Fiber Festival
Allegan MI
Wed-Intentional Art Yarn (full day)
Thurs-Expressive Spinning and Yarn Design- Art Yarn 201  (full day)
Fri- Expressive Weaving Beyond the Edges (full day)
Sat- (am) Wild Carding- Getting Creative with Woolen Prep
Sat- (pm) Wild Plying- Beehives, Crescents, Coils and more!
 Registration is OPEN!

Sept 17-18; Lillehammer Norway
Program TBA
email jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com to be on the notification list

September 24-25; Fibre Days

Suffolk England
2 days of Creative Spinning and Fiber Preparations
Email jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com to be on notification list

October- SAFF
TBA

November AUSTRALIA!!!
Sydney
Melbourne
Exact workshops and locations will be announced very soon. Email Jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com to be put on the notification list.

Workshops are being booked for the remainder of 2016, and into 2017
Multi day, Full day and Half day workshops in a variety of fiber art/topics available.
If you would like a detailed list of my workshops with descriptions and my class list policies so that I can come to your area,  please contact me at jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com

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Skills needed for workshops-
You must know the basics of spinning on a wheel (singles, plying)

Supplies needed:
-Wheel- any wheel, orifice size doesn’t matter!!
-Bobbins (as many as possible)
-Niddy Noddy and Lazy Kate (or bowl for plying)
-8oz-1lb wool. A mix of top and carded batts.. different staples. Please include at least 2oz of merino top.
-8oz-1lb non wool/random fiber. Please include at least 2 oz mohair roving and 2 oz of curly locks
(mohair, cotswold, teeswater, border leicester, wensleydale etc)
-Add in’s- anything you want to add into a yarn.. (sequins, flowers, pom poms…) the sky’s the limit,
if you want to spin it, BRING it! Please include some felted nubbies (I like to take some colorful wool,
roll it into balls and put them in a pillowcase thru the washer! Instant felt nubbies)
-a bobbin of freshly OVERspun singles. Worsted or heavier.. doesn’t need to be even (thick and thin is great!)
-Fabric (cotton, linen, silk)
-brushed mohair yarn or cotton crochet thread #10
-spool of elastic (waistband cord) and floral wire (a paddle from the craft store will run about $4)
-Darning or Tapestry needle and scissors
-Wrapping/Plying yarns
***If you have a drum carder, blending board, combs, hackle or bench/box picker (no swinging arm please) you are ENCOURAGED to bring it!

This is the fun part that I love about the spinning community! The abundance of SHARING!! I will be bringing LOADS of fiber from my stash for you to play with as well.. Stuff I’ve collected over the years.. Yarns to ply with.. fun add in’s.. to share with all of you. If you have something you don’t know what to do with, or just something you’d like to share wit the group, bring it! We’ll throw it all on a table and grab as we go!

Registration:
I open up registration 3 months before a workshop. You can email me to be on the waiting list, and I will send out a notice when enrollment opens.

Cancellations:
100% full refunds are available up until 6 weeks from a workshop.. A 75% refund is given 5 weeks from a workshop, 50% if cancelling 4 weeks from a workshop.. No refund can given if canceling 3 weeks before a workshop.
**NOTE** If workshop space is able to be filled with a spot from the waiting list, then the original cancellation will receive a  full refund, even after the 3 week cutoff has passed.

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